Jan 2021 Update: The 2020-21 VANS Triple Crown is “virtual” (ugh) this season, but stay tuned for updates regarding the 2021 event this November/December, including the 2021 Hawaiian Pro, the 2021 VANS World Cup, and the 2021 Billabong Pipe Masters. Surf contests will return to Hawaii (where it belongs).
Regardless of where on the island of Oahu you are, this over a month long event is worth the drive. Regardless of where you in the world you are, this over a month long event is worth the flight. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is a spectator’s dream. Your stadium consists of the slanted and exquisitely scenic sandy beaches of the North Shore Oahu with the gladiators arena a mere yards away in the turquoise yet treacherous blue expanse that is the Pacific Ocean. If the waves are prime, you won’t find a more exhilarating showcase of bravado. If the waves wont co-operate, you will be hard pressed to find a better place for people watching and sightseeing. Unlike the drab concrete parking lots and tailgate parties of Mainland America sporting events the onlooker scene at Hawaii’s most popular sporting event puts all others to shame.